April Meeting – Note Date Change – 13th

We will be meeting on April 13 due to Easter occurring on the third Sunday this month. Lisette will lead us again, and John Langfeld will join us too as we work on his arrangement of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for the April 27 performance.

We are also continue our “Music Thru the Ages” survey working for the upcoming Make Music Chicago event on Saturday, June 21. We are planning to perform at noon together, but we have not confirmed a venue yet.

The April newsletter can be read here:
April 2014

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Monthly Meeting on March 16th

For our March 16 meeting, join us at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 West Lake Street, as part of the Play the Recorder Month. We will gather in the lobby, starting at 2 PM, and Lisette will lead an open rehearsal. We welcome our friends from the West Suburban Early Music Society, and Pam Wiese plans to bring students from Longfellow School in Oak Park. Take the L to Oak Park Avenue and walk, or walk from the Metra stop. Parking is available. Here is a link to our latest newsletter: March 2014

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Chicago Chapter Meeting in Oak Park for March

For our March 16 meeting, join us at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 West Lake Street, as part of the Play the Recorder Month. We will gather in the lobby, starting at 2 PM, and Lisette will lead an open rehearsal. Our friends from the West Suburban Early Music Society are welcome to join us, and we will be playing with a group of school children from the Village as well. You can take the L to Oak Park Avenue and walk a few blocks, or walk from the Metra stop in Oak Park. Parking is readily available.

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Uof C Folk Fest Recorder Workshop Success

We had a very successful workshop at the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Lisette Kielson lead some of our members in a demonstration performance. Then we went out in the audience and assisted budding new recorder players in how to play the tunes in the Shake and Jake books!

Ben Eisenstein and Lisette welcoming attendees.

Ben Eisenstein and Lisette Kielson welcoming attendees.

Lisette leads our members in a demonstration performance.

Lisette leads our members in a demonstration performance.

Esther Schechter and Arlene Gihron

Esther Schechter and Arlene Gihron

Lynette Colmey and Nadine Peterson

Lynette Colmey, Nadine Peterson and Chris Claytor

 

Mark Dawson and Ben Eisenstein

Mark Dawson and Ben Eisenstein

Thanks again to Lisette for leading the workshop and to Mark Dawson for helping to sponsor it.

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Next Meeting, Feb 16, German Baroque!

Come join us for the February meeting as Andrew Shultze leads us in a session devoted to music of the German Baroque. Andrew Schultze, is well known as an interpreter of the standard opera/oratorio repertoire and as a specialist in the performance of early music. We always look forward to learning new things when he leads our meetings! The meeting will be at the at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago.

The February newsletter with details and Chapter news can be found here:

February 2014

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Vicki Boeckman Workshop Presented by the WSEMS March 29th

The West Suburban Early Music Society is presenting a workshop with Vickie Boeckman on March 29th, 2014 in Naperville. Entitled ‘Around The World in One Afternoon’ it is for players of the the recorders and strings (gambas, violins, cello, rebec, etc.). 

In great demand as a teacher of the recorder and related performance practices, Vicki coaches and teaches at workshops and seminars all over the country. Her travels and performances have taken her across the United States as well as Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Scotland and Germany.

Follow the link below for details.

2014 WSEMS Workshop flyer

 

 

 

 

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Join us at the U of C Folkfest!

The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society will present a workshop at the 54th annual University of Chicago Folk Festival. It will be on Feb. 15  at 10:00 AM in the  West Lounge on the second floor of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E 59th Street.

Lisette Kielson will be leading chapter members in some demonstrations of the instrument. We will then open it up to workshop participants to join us or just listen! There will be extra recorders for people to give the instrument a try.

Here is a link to the event: http://www.uofcfolk.org/index.shtml

See you all there!

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